Pennywort Brazilian (Hydrocotyle Leucocephala) (6-8 stems) (8"-10" tall)

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About This Product

Brazilian Pennywort is a hardy fast growing plant that adds nice interest. Do not shade with taller plants. (very difficult to find.) Depending on availability, plants may have been grown immersed.
  • Common Name: Brazilian Pennywort
  • Family Name: Apiaceae
  • Native To: South America
  • Lighting: Low-High
  • pH: 5-9
  • Growth Demands: Easy
  • Growth Form: Stem
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • True Aquatic: Yes
  • Placement In Tank: Mid-Background
  • Available As: Bareroot

Customer Reviews

  • 5
    Plant quality

    Posted by Dan Miller on Jan 17th 2020

    Plants arrived as promised, with two extra that I didn't know I qualified for! After a few days in tank, I already have new growth! A+

  • 5
    Very Pleased

    Posted by Unknown on Dec 30th 2014

    Two day shipping and they came in perfect condition. So pretty! The only problem is that you need some type of anchor because these come as stems, no roots. My fish easily uproot them and I find them floating in my tank often. They are starting to grow roots after about a month and I am seeing new growth. This is a really nice plant!

  • 4
    Patience is a virtue.

    Posted by Michael on Jun 15th 2014

    Even though I only got 5 stems with my order, most being quite bare, I have to admit after just over a week, 4 of the 5 stems are putting out new leaves and looking pretty good. It has been pretty hot here so I'm curious if next day shipping would have been better for them. Either way, I'm happy they are taking off and I'm pretty satisfied with my order now. Thank you.

  • 5
    Nice surface plant

    Posted by Brad Darnell on Jul 13th 2012

    Once these get established you will be trimming often. I love the Pennywort and it is one of the easiest and fastest plants to grow that I ever owned. Has a lillypad look on the surface of your tank. PRETTY!

  • 5
    Nice Plant

    Posted by Unknown on Jul 13th 2011

    Ordered one bunch and came with plants. All of them had leaves the size of a nickle. Some had even larger leaves. I was not expecting this sense all the other reviews said they didn't come with big leaves. Mine came just fine without any brown or damaged leaves I have to cut off. Well worth it!!

  • 2

    Posted by jose salinas on May 20th 2011

    Disappointed wit how many the bunch came with, only 4 slim stems, one hardly had a leaf on it, rest had really small leaves, and were only roughly 5" tall

  • 2
    Small, and sparse.

    Posted by Derek Alderman on Jan 19th 2011

    A few stems didn't even have any leaves. So far, they don't seem to be doing too well.

  • 3
    Small, Sparse, Emersed

    Posted by Elizabeth on Jan 10th 2011

    This was another plant that I received that had been grown in emersed (out of water) conditions. They looked strange for pennywort when I unpacked them, and the moment I touched a leaf I knew they had been grown in terrestrial conditions. They are in the process of dying back and partially rotting so that they can adapt to being under water. I gave them three stars because they do, at least, grow very fast. A great, adaptable, and hardy plant in general, but I was a bit disappointed with what I received.

  • 5
    sparse leaves ...

    Posted by jason nay on Jan 7th 2011

    ...but great stems (10). which is why I give it five stars not four.

  • 5
    Watch out can grow a lot!!

    Posted by Ryan on Jan 3rd 2011

    I've had this plant for nearly a year now. I've had it planted, and just floating on the surface as well and it seems to have no real preference. Each time i do a water change i throw away handfuls of this plant. It did go through a point of dormancy a few months back, thought i might have lost it, but it came back in its usual abundance. Beautiful plant that adds nice variety.

  • 5
    beautiful plant

    Posted by David Steffes on May 20th 2010

    when i recieved my order from i was blown away by the size of most all of the plants i ordered. these were no exception. the leaves were around 1.5" wide and stalks were about 8 to 10 inches tall. i was actually able to divide the bunch of stalks into two smaller bunches and pant them. very happy with this plant has a very distinct look and adds to the variety in my tank.

  • 5
    Skinny but nice

    Posted by David on Nov 20th 2009

    9 stems in my bunch. There are fewer leaves on each stem than in the picture shown, making them look a little skinny. But they seem to be forming more leaves already, and I have them planted surrounding a tall piece of driftwood so the skinniness actually makes a very elegant effect.